Wednesday, January 14, 2015

06 Feb Celebration: The Cuban 5 are Home!

As you know Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon LabaƱino and Antonio Guerrero have finally been reunited with their loved ones in Cuba. It could not be a better time to celebrate this remarkable development.  
As our banners stated during the last "5 Days for the Cuban 5" in Washington D.C. in June 2014, there is a "New Era in U.S. Cuba Relations".  
On December 17, President Obama and President Raul Castro made an historic decision to change the path of the relations between the two countries. As part of that announcement, our three brothers are home along with Rene Gonzalez and Fernando Gonzalez who were already in Cuba after serving their complete sentences. Now we can finally say THE CUBAN 5 ARE HOME! 
We know that there is still a lot of work to do to end the U.S. unilateral blockade of Cuba but this is a start and opens a new door for us and new opportunities in the struggle for the sovereignty of Cuba and for all that it represents to the world.
The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 invites all of you who have been part of the struggle to free the Five to join us for this celebration.
Among other things, we will be honoring all of those who were with us in this long struggle for justice but did not make it to the end. We also want to share this time with all the individuals and organizations who helped us make the events in DC a success.
Friday February 6, at 7pm  
Festival Center
1640 Columbia Rd, NW,
Washington DC, 20009
Program includes:
  • Slide show of recent photos taken of the Five and their families in Cuba by Bill Hackwell
  • Music Clip of new song about the return
  • Recent video of the return of the Five
  • Music by singer song-writer Patricio Zamorano
  • Poetry
  • Food and drinks
This will be a unique opportunity to celebrate together this triumph of justice

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